July, the 7th month of the year, is known for many things. July is National Hot Dog Month with the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, on July 4th, our nation’s birthday! July is also known for Shark Week which airs on Discovery channel and has sparked lots of viewing parties, internet memes, and a huge following of fans. But, one of the best things about July is how ideal it is for swimming pools!


July presents itself with a lot of time for many people. Come July, school has ended for the kiddos and they are eager to get into the pool. What is also interesting is that according to Gallup, July is the most popular month of the year when most Americans take vacation. So, with all these days away from work and school, the pool is the perfect place to spend those long summer days!


July also tends to have very warm weather. The Farmer’s Almanac says July will have the hottest period in mid-July here in the Northeast in 2024. The hottest temperature on record in July in New Jersey was on July 10, 1936, when it hit 110 degrees Fahrenheit — New Jersey’s heat record — in Runyon, Middlesex County, a section of Old Bridge. A heat wave is defined as three or more days in a row when temperatures reach 90°F or higher.  In New Jersey, heat waves are typically experienced in July and August. With all this hot weather happening, the pool is the perfect place to cool off.


With all these hot, long days, what does that do to your pool? Well, you can take advantage of the heat and utilize the sun to help heat up your pool. This is great for people that do not have heaters, or a way to save on heating costs for those of you that do have them. The stronger rays of the sun will deplete chlorine during this time of year, so it is essential to protect your chlorine level by using a stabilizer. We also want to maintain chlorine levels to help prevent algae from growing during this time and invading our pools. Also, be aware higher temperatures and humidity levels also increase evaporation. On average, pool can lose about ¼ inch a day which can account for over two (2) inches a week.


So, with all these factors, July can be a great time for pools but you need to stay vigilant with your pool maintenance and management. Need tips and help; give us a call today so you can make every day in July a pool day!

*This information is obtained from the Certified Pool and Spa Operator Handbook. This information may not be applicable to your pool based on your pool type and location. One should reference all applicable regulations and standards for your facility.

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